A History of Irish Rock Music: 1960-1985

$150.00

The course will examine the performance styles, lyrical complexities, and overall stories of Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy, The Boomtown Rats, Horslips, Van Morrison, U2, and Sinead O’Connor.

6 Zoom sessions. Mondays. 6:30 – 7:45 pm. February 20 – March 27.  

Class fee: $150

  • Online payment is strongly preferred. It automatically notifies the instructor and the director of CJAC’s Education Program of your registration.
  • By check, make it out to ‘Celtic Junction Arts Center’ and mail to Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.  If you pay by check, please send an email to the instructor, Dr. Patrick O’Donnell at education@celticjunction.orgWithout an email, we won’t know to expect you or how to communicate with you. 
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Description

It is a surprising fact that rock music in Ireland in a few short decades from the 1960s to the mid-I980s transformed itself from a modest aspect of youth culture into an internationally successful global phenomenon with figures such as Van Morrison and U2. Initially influenced by Jimi Hendrix and American Blues, an art form blossomed out of a rich mix of a literary, mythological, and poetic heritage, youth culture, urbanization, modernization, and dissatisfaction with the authoritarian dysfunction of Ireland’s ruling political and religious structures. Rock offered transcendence, rebellion, creativity, and healing communal energy. The course will examine the performance styles, lyrical complexities, and overall stories of Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy, The Boomtown Rats, Horslips, Van Morrison, U2, and Sinead O’Connor.